TODAY’S ACTION: Stop the shutdown

The federal government will shut down at midnight on Friday if Congress doesn’t pass legislation to keep it funded. Trump wants funding for his border wall added to that legislation, and he’s telling Democrats that he will stop paying ACA subsidies to health insurance companies if they don’t agree to partially fund construction of the wall in this bill.

The Democrats say that they will not vote for a bill that includes funding for the wall. After all, Trump campaigned on a promise that Mexico would pay for the wall, not American taxpayers.

Right now, it seems like the only way to avert a shutdown is to remove the wall funding provision from the bill. We are calling the House first because that’s where the first vote will happen.

“Hi, my name is _____ and my zip code is _____. I’m calling because I want the Congressman to do everything he can to avert the government shutdown that could start on Friday. I do not want a border wall, and I shouldn’t have to pay for it.”

Rep. Kevin Cramer
Fargo: 701-356-2216
D.C.: 202-225-2611
Text RESIST to 50409 to have your message faxed.

Rep. Collin Peterson
Detroit Lakes: 218-847-5056
D.C.: 202-225-2165
Text RESIST to 50409 to have your message faxed.